Family-friendly resort with spa, newly renovated outdoor pool, and mountain views near downtown Palm Springs
Hotel at a Glance: Palm Mountain Resort & Spa
Palm Mountain Resort & Spa is just a block from Palm Canyon Drive, which is lined with trendy shops and restaurants in downtown Palm Springs. There’s plenty of beauty to go around at the resort, thanks to the mountains, and the property’s gorgeously manicured courtyards and terrace.
- Where you’ll stay: Spacious guest rooms come equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, coffee brewer, and flat-screen television. The units also have private balconies or patios.
- Warm up around the onsite fire pits or relax in the hot tub.
- Get pampered with a soothing massage or facial at the onsite spa.
- Share your pictures with friends and family via WiFi that is included in the resort fee.
- Lobby renovations have recently been completed, and now it features a new patio area, and a marketplace selling beer, wine, coffee, sandwiches, and snacks.
Palm Springs, California: SoCal Resort Town with Midcentury Charm
Palm Springs is an oasis of outdoor recreation and old Hollywood glamour about 100 miles east of Los Angeles. Once the stomping grounds of Elvis Presley and the Rat Pack, the town still attracts A-list vacationers. Strolls through the Movie Colony take visitors past the former homes of Dean Martin, Bob Hope, and Marilyn Monroe. Furniture and clothing boutiques along Palm Canyon Drive embrace Palm Springs’ trademark aesthetic—what might be called Mad Men West.
The sun shines more than 300 days a year in Palm Springs, which means people can golf or hike in the nearby Agua Caliente Indian Canyons no matter the season. On the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, cars rotate 360 degrees as they carry passengers to Mount San Jacinto’s Mountain Station, located 8,516 feet above sea level. About 40 miles northeast is Joshua Tree National Park, which spans parts of the Colorado and Mojave Deserts. The 12 nature trails give hikers the chance to see desert bighorn sheep and black-tailed jackrabbits.